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18 November 2016

Rambling About.. Skottie Young's I Hate Fairyland Vol 1

I was scrolling through the hoopla app on my phone to see if anything jumped out at me to borrow for myself or John and stumbled on Skottie Young's I Hate Fairyland Volume 1 : Madly Ever After

Hmmm ... I haven't read comics regularly in quite a while but there was just something about this ...

Perhaps the kickass cover?

The "oooooh this sounds fecking awesome" description?
From superstar writer and artist Skottie Young (Rocket Raccoon, Wizard of OZ, Fortunately, The Milk), comes the first volume of an all-new series of adventure and mayhem.
An Adventure Time/Alice in Wonderland-style epic that smashes it's cute little face against grown-up, Tank Girl/Deadpool-esque violent madness. Follow Gert, a forty year old woman stuck in a six year olds body who has been stuck in the magical world of Fairyland for nearly thirty years. Join her and her giant battle-axe on a delightfully blood soaked journey to see who will survive the girl who HATES FAIRYLAND.
The fact that it's already mid-November and I still didn't have a "Y" for my A to Z Authors list?

         Yeah. That's actually what clinched it for me, to be completely honest.

Granted, there were other options for "Y" so the cover and description did help once I had a couple of others to choose from. I hopped onto Amazon to see if there were preview pages for any of them and once I got to this part from the I Hate Fairyland preview, I knew we had a winner:

Yeah, might not be the clearest of all images ... I do believe they do that on purpose ... but the Kindle version is only $1.99 or, you know, you might be able to borrow it from your library like I did.

Even if you don't normally "do comics," if you have any snark in you at all I'm pretty sure you need this. Gert is amazing and her little chain-smoking bug companion is even amazinger. (I know. It's not a word. Suck it.)

Volume 2 is coming out in about a month and I'm hoping hoopla adds it, but if they don't? Yeah, I'll probably end up buying both in paperback ...


  1. That looks like my kind of graphic novel! :)

  2. This looks like huge fun:). And a great read for a special someone at Christmas, perhaps!